Sep 262016
 
Christmas on Bellevue Lane

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Can Christmas in July be saved at the Dixon house?

With holiday carols, glittering ornaments and lots of cheer, Marsha and Joe Dixon welcome their new granddaughter to one of their favorite traditions. Marsha’s excited to share memories of her and Joe’s heartwarming love story, to help seven-year-old Camille feel even more a part of the sprawling foster family her grandparents have nurtured for decades.

But Joe’s struggle to recover from his recent heart attack and bypass surgery threatens their fun, and more than just Christmas in July is at stake. If he doesn’t regain his strength and ability to provide financially and emotionally for his family, the Dixon group home might have to close.

With loved ones rallying around and their treasured holiday tradition working its magic, Marsha’s convinced she can talk Joe into embracing the physical therapy he needs.

Will her and the Dixon clan’s Christmas-in-July wish come true?

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Hott Review:

Sweet.

Christmas on Bellevue Lane was a great way to spend an afternoon. This darling novella is interesting and sweet. I loved hearing Marsha share her memories of falling in love with her newest granddaughter. It was a great reminder to remember why we stick around when things her tough after years, or days, of marriage.

Christmas on Bellevue Lane is packed to the brim with family members helping with their annual Christmas in July celebration. They were a bit much for me and caused some confusion. With the exception of the sheer number of characters Christmas on Bellevue Lane is a stand-alone novella.

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Author: Anna DeStefano
Source: I borrowed Christmas on Bellevue Lane with my Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Publisher & Date: November 2nd 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Novella
ISBN: 1519726430 (ISBN13: 9781519726438)
Pages: 131
Grade: B
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
Setting: Chandlerville, Georgia
Series: Echoes of the Heart #1.5

Author Bio:

Anna DeStefanoAnna DeStefano brings to life heart-warming, emotion-packed stories about community, family and second chances. Her award-winning, nationally bestselling small town romances spotlight family, friendships and the forgiveness that nurtures her characters’ dreams…as they explore the issues all contemporary families face.

Anna’s imagination is forever inspired by our ability to claim an unlimited and exciting future—by honestly confronting and bravely overcoming the setbacks of the past.

She’s the author of more than twenty-seven books, including the Echoes of the Heart and the Mimosa Lane novels that are set in Chandlerville, Georgia, and her Atlanta Heroes series.

Look for her other titles featuring the reader-favorite Dixon family: Here in My Heart, Let me Love You Again, His Darling Bride, and Book 3 of the Seasons of the Heart series, Love on Mimosa Lane.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Anna’s lived in the South her entire life. Her background as a care provider and adult educator in the world of crisis and grief recovery lends itself to the deeper psychological themes of every story she writes.

A wife and mother, she currently writes in a charming northeast suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, not all that different from her characters’ beloved Chandlerville.

She is also a workshop, masterclass and keynote speaker, a writing coach, and a freelance editor.

Get to know Anna at: Anna DeStefano's website Anna DeStefano's twitter Anna DeStefano's facebook

 

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